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Talk-show tango Nov. 16-20: Strombo’s No. 1 and New Moon rises everywhere with Pattinson, Stewart and Lautner

In television on 11/16/2009 at 12:24 am

So let’s see. Highlight this week: A  little vampire movie you might have heard of turns the promo machine to 11, with talk shows seeing a veritable parade of Twilight Saga: New Moon stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart or Taylor Lautner and sometimes all three at once (on Jimmy Kimmel on Friday)!!! OMG. I know I can’t stand it. Film opens Thursday night at 10 p.m. in Montreal. If you’re not so much impressed by such swells in the pop culture sea, you could take in Canada’s best talk show host in the person of George Stroumboulopoulos, or so he was crowned at Saturday’s Geminis TV awards in Calgary. Congrats to Strombo, who won the honours for his hosting duties on The Hour, which this week welcomes Glee’s Cory Monteith and author Stephen King. Other Gemini winners were: Rick Mercer Report as best comedy, Flashpoint as best drama and Diana Swain as best news anchor for CBC News at 6. To view other winners, click here. To get the talk-show dope, read on.

LATE NIGHT

Lopez Tonight (11 p.m. ET on TBS, aka TLN Videotron 250, Bell 700, Shaw 69 and 280)

Monday: Charlie Sheen (Two and a Half Men), Demi Lovato, Slash

Tuesday: Andy Garcia, Real Housewives of Orange County, Justin Bieber

Wednesday: Oscar do la Hoya, Bill Engvall, Amerie

Thursday: Ted Danson, Floyd Mayweather, Orianthi

Late Show with David Letterman (11:35 p.m. ET on CBS)

Monday: Sharon Stone (Elton John AIDS Foundation Event), Seth Meyers (SNL), Wyclef Jean with Cyndi Lauper (From the Hut, to the Projects, to the Mansion)

Tuesday: Penelope Cruz (Nine), World Series of Poker champ Joe Cada, The Script

Wednesday: Stupid Human Tricks, Robert Pattinson (Twilight Saga: New Moon), Ray Davies

Thursday: Stephen Colbert (Colbert Report), John Mayer (Battle Studies)

Friday: Viggo Mortensen (The Road), Paula Poundstone (Stand-Up), Lyle Lovett (Natural Forces)

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:35 a.m. ET on CBS)

Monday: LL Cool J (NCIS: Los Angeles), Mindy Kaling

Tuesday: Woody Harrelson (The Messenger), Joe Theismann

Wednesday: David Duchovny (Californication), Lewis Black

Thursday: Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side), Ben Foster

Friday: tba

The Jay Leno Show (10 p.m. ET on NBC, Citytv)

Monday: Taylor Lautner (Twilight Saga: New Moon), Heather Locklear (Melrose Place)

Tuesday: Tyra Banks, Biggest Loser cast-off

Wednesday: Larry the Cable Guy

Thursday: Dakota Fanning (Twilight Saga: New Moon), Jane Krakowski (30 Rock)

Friday: Sebastian Maniscalco

Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien (11:35 p.m. ET on NBC)

Monday: Kristen Stewart (Twilight Saga: New Moon), Judd Apatow

Tuesday: 50 Cent, Jane Lynch (Glee)

Wednesday: Seth Green (Old Dogs), Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, Brian Setzer Orchestra

Thursday: Nicole Kidman (Nine) Anderson Cooper, Leona Lewis

Friday: Eva Mendez (Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans), Jon Bon Jovi

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35 a.m. ET on NBC)

Monday: Tim McGraw, Anna Torv (Fringe), chef Josh Capon

Tuesday: Shakira, Cheech and Chong, Neko Case

Wednesday: Kristen Stewart (Twilight Saga: New Moon), Jamie Kennedy, The Avett Brothers

Thursday: Taylor Lautner (Twilight Saga: New Moon), Katey Sagal, Obits

Friday: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elvis Costello (Spectacle: Elvis Costello with …)

Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05 a.m. ET on ABC)

Monday: repeat

Tuesday: John Stamos, Emily VanCamp, Dancing with the Stars cast-off

Wednesday: 50 Cent, Marv Albert

Thursday: Carrie Underwood, Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt

Friday: Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner (Twilight Saga: New Moon)

Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11 p.m. Comedy Network, midnight ET, CTV)

Monday: Jake Adelstein (Tokyo Vice)

Tuesday: Joe Biden

Wednesday: Andrew Ross Sorkin (Too Big to Fail)

Thursday: Jack’s Mannequin

The Colbert Report (11:30 p.m. Comedy Network, 12:30 a.m. ET, CTV)

Monday: Paul Goldberger (Why Architecture Matters)

Tuesday: Malcolm Gladwell (What the Dog Saw)

Wednesday: Norah Jones

Thursday: Elvis Costello (Spectacle: Elvis Costello With …)

The Hour (11 p.m. ET, CBC)

Monday: Alex Caine Andre Agassi

Tuesday: July Payette, Cory Monteith (Glee), Battle of the Blades winners

Wednesday: Sheila Fraser, Andrea Martin

Thursday: Stephen King

Friday: tba

Charlie Rose (11:30 p.m. ET, PBS)

Mr. Rose announces his guests only on the day of broadcast, so please click on the show-name link above for the most recent guest announcement.

Real Time with Bill Maher (11 p.m. ET, Fridays only, on HBO Canada)

Repeats until February

DAYTIME

Live with Regis and Kelly (9 a.m. ET, NBC and CTV)

Monday: Anderson Cooper, Hayes Family

Tuesday: Keanu Reeves, Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt

Wednesday: Kristen Stewart (Twilight Saga: New Moon), Kris Allen

Thursday: Robert Pattison (Twilight Saga: New Moon), America’s Next Top Model

Friday: Penelope Cruz (Nine), Taylor Lautner (Twilight Saga: New Moon), All My children

The View 11 a.m. ET, ABC and CTV)

Monday: Shakira

Tuesday: Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side), Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron, Moran Baccarin

Wednesday: Jaclyn Smith, Sofia Vergara (Modern Family)

Thursday: John Stamos, Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy), Dancing with the Stars cast-off

Friday: Joseph Califano, Emily Osment

The Bonnie Hunt Show (2 p.m. ET on NBC, 3 p.m. ET on Citytv)

Monday: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hamish Linklater, Tony Hawk

Tuesday: Joseph Fiennes (FlashForward)

Wednesday: Cougar Town

Thursday: Elizabeth Mitchell (V)

Friday: Larry the Cable Guy

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (4 p.m. ET, CBS)

Monday: Dakota Fanning (Twilight Saga: New Moon), Sean (Diddy) Combs

Tuesday: Dwayne Johnson, Brian Williams

Wednesday: Carrie Underwood, Kellan Lutz

Thursday: tba

Friday: tba

Oprah 4 p.m. (NBC and CTV)

Monday: Sarah Palin (Rogue)

Tuesday: Lisa Ling on Why Millions of Women Are Using Porn and Erotica

Wednesday: Daniel Day-Lewis, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz: Cast of Nine

Thursday: Make Over My Man with Tim Gunn

Friday: Live

The Tyra Show (10 a.m. ET on Citytv)

Monday: Intersex — People Born Male and Female

Tuesday: Circus of Weight

Wednesday: Pick Your America’s Next Top Model Cycle 13 Fan Favorite

Thursday: Can You Keep a Secret

Friday: Tyra’s Fake Hair Academy

— Denise Duguay

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  1. LOL I just took the twilight quiz and found out I’m Emmett Cullen!

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